Green Flash / Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Candela (Rye Barleywine): Collaboration: The collaborative efforts between Cigar City Brewing and Green Flash Brewing eventually went down a path with the idea that the resulting brew should not only be a very special brew but also one that will go nicely with a great American cigar…a green wrapper Candela.

Technical Description: So massive is this Rye Barleywine after a long and intensive boil that it envelops the 75 IBU of hops given it. The super rich qualities of this brew come from the best British floor-malted, pale barley available. Top quality specialty malts that add to its opulent body include British Crystal and German Rye. Spanish cedar lends wood aging with a depth of dark mahogany and a hint of Szechuan peppercorn spice that cuts the luxurious malt sweetness. With a beer this rich and decadent you may indeed, “Have A Cigar”. Cheers from, Chuck Silva & Wayne Wambles

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Dark amber pour with very sweet caramel and slight booze on then nose. Dark fruit and moderate to heavy sweetness pervade throughout with an ester and smokey/spicy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2573) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Copper liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, citrus, tangerine, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass copper colored, nice head. Fiery malty aroma. Starts fiery, strong, intense malty, warming, not too roasty. Alcoholic notes are not too intense. Warming-malty finish, light hints of caramel. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4373) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Rich red / amber coloured pour with a thin cream coloured head. Aroma is spicey tree sap, wood, cedar, nutty / caramel malts. Flavour is rye spice, big cedar wood, sap, spices, some coconut, big woody goodness. Palate is highish carbonation, semi-sweet, lingering spice. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Green Flash Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, cedar, wood, peppery. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery, cedar, barley wine flavor, malty. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12339) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
CBC. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroam is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 030514

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3682) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with beige head. Aroma heavy and malty, sweet with alcohol and spice notes. Taste is sweet, barley wine-like, vinous malt notes, alcohol and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1253) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours clear brown/amber with a lasting beige medium head. Aroma is cedar, caramel, toffee, pepper, rye bread, dark fruit and oak. Taste is moderate sweet an light+ bitter. Body is is near full, texture is thick oily, carbonation is average. Finishes sweet with caramel, pepper and oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16546) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 3. Almost clear dark amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. A strong medicinal flavour dominates. Some floralness and a little rye spice. Light crystallised fruits. Light dry finish. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6645) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, spice, dried fruit and malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of pepper, caramel, honey, flavor is sweet with black pepper, allspice, sweet, medium bodied.

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